The Art of Plotting
What They're Saying About Linda
"I knew when I first heard Linda speak at the
WGA here was a great teacher of screenwriting. The fantastic work she's
done with our students speaks for itself. She's both clear and subtle
about story; I recommend her wholeheartedly!"
Amedeo D'Adamo -- Founding Dean and Former
President of the Los Angeles Film School
"I really enjoyed working with Linda. She
taught me an unbelievable amount about scriptwriting, not to mention the
difference between sentiment and sentimentality, which I hope I'm
demonstrating right now."
Randall -- Writer/Director of Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger
"Linda's seminar has given us a powerful set of
tools to evaluate the television and feature projects we acquire and
develop. I highly recommend it to any production or development
executives, as well as aspiring writers."
Steve Tobenkin -- President, LeTo Entertainment,
"Everyone has a great story to tell. However,
telling it well can be a great mystery. Linda Cowgill unlocks the
mysteries and shows you how to get the story out of your head and onto
the pages of your script."
Frohman (former student) -- Staff Writer on Life Goes
On and Beverly Hills, 90210 - episodes for
Touched By An Angel, Early Edition, Twice In A Lifetime,
and Any Day Now
"Linda's class was a revelation in plotting!
Her straightforward approach is clear, concise and filled with 'Ah-ha,
now I get it,' epiphanies. In just a few hours I learned not only how
well known plot structures function, but how to apply those keen
insights to my own work. Without a doubt it's far and away the best
seminar out there -- it's the last class I'll ever take, because it's
the only class I ever needed."
Bebe Flynn -- Screenwriter
"Linda Cowgill's approach to screenwriting is
concise and exciting. As a motion picture film editor I appreciate her
skills and sensitivity."
Cambern -- Romancing the Stone, The Last Picture Show, Easy
Rider, Excalibur, The Bodyguard
"Linda Cowgill's Art of Plotting seminar
really motivated me as a writer. As she explained each key element of
plotting, I could immediately see its application to the script I was
writing. She gave me gave me the tools to analyze great scripts and
taught me how plotting moves the story along to its inevitable
Lanette Brown --
"Linda Cowgill has an uncanny insight into the
conventions of Hollywood storytelling and the subtle mechanics of
dramatic plotting. I highly recommend her seminar to anyone who has a
concept that they want to develop, or a plot that needs
(producer) -- Blind Obsession, She's No Angel, Facing the
Enemy, Living in Fear, Alone with a Stranger, The Perfect Nanny,
Farewell My Love, Her Married Lover, A Table for One, The Landlady,
Captured, The Night Caller
"The relationship of plotting to character and
scene construction is the final piece of the puzzle in making your story
really work. No one else deals with plotting the way Linda does. Her
approach can bring a writer's story to life."
Gabrielle Kelly (producer) -- All the
Queen's Men, Dancing in the Shadows, Stag,
"Linda knows her stuff. Without her guidance
and advice, my script and my short film wouldn't be what they are. I owe
her a lot!"
Matt Kadish --
Writer/Director of the short film The